I Chew My Drinking Straw

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 265 People

    I Love Straws

    I love straws, especially chewing on them. .__. My grandfather used to say to me, "Real men don't use straws." But I didn't care. I hate when you don't have a straw, and get a load of ice cubes in your mouth. I'll often take my straw and just kind of gnaw on it for a while.
    Toukos Toukos
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 6, 2013

    Quite Often

    without even realizing it, i'll give up on actually drinking and submit to chewing my straw until the top of it is bent and ready to crack. i kinda like that feeling of biting the straw between my teeth. it's a good way to release stress!
    runnagirrl runnagirrl
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 21, 2008

    Sometimes..

    often, more like, i will end up chewing up up to the point whre the whole thing ends up in my mouth like gum...gum with hard edges. maybe i should keep a pack of gum on my more regularly
    AngelaDark AngelaDark
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2007

    I just recently found out

    that I chew things when I'm thinking, most of the time it's either a straw or a pen.
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 29, 2014

    Done It For Years

    It's just a habit. I don't know why I do it. Sometimes I don't even know I'm doing it until I look at the straw or people are like "why are you chewing on your straw?"
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 12, 2012

    yes, Its Been a Bad Habbit ...

    yes, its been a bad habbit of mine since i was a toddler
    Nomad08 Nomad08
    18-21
    Aug 5, 2008

    Force Of Habit....

    I've only been chewing my straws since I was 11. I used it as a stress habit because I had started smoking and had to hide it from my parents. Chewing on straws was an easy way to hide it. Then the guy I was dating started thinking it was cute instead of weird so he gave me over...
    SkitzoSkittlez SkitzoSkittlez
    16-17
    Jan 12, 2012

    Square

     I like to chew the straw so it flattens, then chew the other way so that the straw turns into a square shape. I don't know why, but I do it all the time.
    Manders Manders
    18-21, F
    May 10, 2008

    I Always..

    I always do this, i don't even realise until i look down and find i'm starting to suck up bits of plastic...ewwww I also tear my napkin to shreds when i'm in a restaurant... i make little holes in it... must be a nervous thing...?!
    roc roc
    26-30, F
    Nov 15, 2007

    Chew Chew Chew

    I chew on my straw more so absentmindedly. I don't even notice it. Sometimes I'd take a straw from one of those juice boxes and start chewing. I just need it because usually I don't have any gum and I always need to occupy my mouth without having to talk
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine
    18-21, F
    Jul 13, 2008

    I Like to Chew On It

    and suck soda out of it at the same time. sometimes i think i got weaned off a bottle too soon.
    kittten kittten
    46-50, F
    Jan 18, 2008

    Chewing Chewing All Day Long

    So much, I actually have to get a new one because the one I've been chewing on is unsuckable now. I just enjoy chewing on them. I'll still be chewing a good 20 minutes after I've finished my drink.
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Nov 15, 2007

    I Chew Straws Obsessively

    Ive chewed straws when I was little and about a year ago I picked it up again and it seems to be obsessive. Ill chew a straw till it turns into little hairs of plastic or until my gums bleed. I cant stop once I get going. I dont understand why I do it......or why I cant stop...
    hypnotizeyes21 hypnotizeyes21
    22-25
    1 Response Dec 4, 2010

    Yeah I Do

    I chew my straw without even realizing it.  When my bf and I go to the movies together, we share a large cherry coke.  I have to consciously try not to chew the straw cuz... well... he doesn't like drinking from my chewed up straw.  He thinks it is kinda gross...
    Valentine Valentine
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2007

    Force Of Habit....

    I've only been chewing my straws since I was 11. I used it as a stress habit because I had started smoking and had to hide it from my parents. Chewing on straws was an easy way to hide it. Then the guy I was dating started thinking it was cute instead of weird so he gave me over...
    SkitzoSkittlez SkitzoSkittlez
    16-17
    Jan 12, 2012

    Chew Chew Chew

    I always chew my straw, but then I regret it because it gets so bent out of shape.
    meghanmcgee meghanmcgee
    18-21
    Jul 12, 2008

    Oops..

    I don't even realize it until the straw is totally flat and nothing gets through it anymore..
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 25, 2007

    sometimes I Do. ...

    sometimes i do. but not really anymore too much because it hurts my teeth and gives me a headache...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover
    18-21, F
    Jul 12, 2008

    YES I Do

    Not only do I chew on my straw but I have a gap in my back teeth and I push the straw back and forth between it similar to flossing. I know it is gross and I only do it when I am all alone.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    14 Responses Jul 12, 2008

    Oh I Try Not To, Believe Me...

    Oh I try not to, believe me. I try and try and try not to. But it's a habit, an addiction. I must chew that straw! I do it sub-conciously, inadvertantly, absently. I don't want to, but I have no choice. Isn't there a hotline for this sort of thing? :p
    Irishchick Irishchick
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2008

    Once In a While

    but I never mean to do it. I must be thinking hard when I do, though, but then I can't seem to stop...I don't particularly enjoy the activity, and I've recently been ordering drinks that can be consumed strawless...ly...
    Maxine13 Maxine13
    16-17, F
    Mar 7, 2009

    I Love to Chew On Any Plastic

    i have been chewing on straws for over 25 years, since i was about 6..  but it hasn't stopped there. i chew on anything that is plastic.. and what is gross, i love to chew on gum, and then chew on a straw.... my husband thinks this is the most oddest thing in the world, and...
    cupcakequeen cupcakequeen
    31-35
    Jun 13, 2009

    Chew

    I always chew on my straw every straw I get I chew and chew and chew and I need help. It annoys my friends bcause they don't except it
    Princesseli900 Princesseli900
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 14, 2013

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